Protect your community with a face mask in public

This pandemic disease is called novel coronavirus (COVID-19) because it’s new to humans. Scientists and medical professionals are learning more about the virus every day.

That helps explain why official recommendations and guidelines to keep you and your community safe continue to evolve.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to emphasize that maintaining social distancing – at least six feet between you and other people – is the top priority to slow spread of COVID-19.